Support neighborhood level commercial areas.
In many neighborhoods developed decades ago, the commercial areas designated to serve as neighborhood focal points have become poorly utilized or have slowly deteriorated and need additional investment. Proactively rezoning these sites from Neighborhood Business (B-1) to Commercial Center Zone (B-6P) would afford new flexibility at a neighborhood scale. Providing opportunities to increase residential density and professional/commercial intensity that could spur economic investment is an important step that the Government could take, using that opportunity to re-establish a new or better community focal point.
Providing better multi modal access integration for all commercial developments from adjacent neighborhoods can transform underutilized properties into continually active areas, becoming the neighborhood focal points that their communities need them to be, while also creating better access to goods and services for residents.
- Amend Zoning Ordinance to encourage residential development within existing neighborhood serving business districts.